Financial Aid Information
The EOPS and CARE Programs require that all students who wish to receive or continue to receive services (academic and financial) from the EOPS/CARE Office to qualify for the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver Program, more commonly known as the BOGFW waiver. Although this can be done by submitting a BOGFW application to the Financial Aid Office, we require all students to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which may award applicants with additional grants and other financial assistance.
Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The FAFSA application should be completed and submitted to apply for federal student grants, federal work-study and federal student loans. You may also use this application to apply for most state aid as well as some private aid.
Click HERE for FAFSA Application.
Federal Student Aid PIN Site
The following website serves as a source to get information from the U.S. Department of Education and to register for a Personal Identification Number (PIN), which enables you to submit your FAFSA application with your signature all online.
Click HERE for PIN Application.
To print FAFSA forms, please click on the following links:
FAFSA Application (Printable)
FAFSA Application Spanish (Printable)
California Student Aid Commission (Cal Grant)
There are several types of Cal Grant awards available for students pursuing an Associate's Degree or a Vocational Certificate. To learn more about how to become eligible to receive a Cal Grant, please visit the following website. This website also has information in Spanish.
Click HERE for the CSAC Website.
California Dream Act
The California Dream Act is the financial aid application for AB 540 eligible students. AB 540 allows non-resident students in California to pay resident fees at California's public colleges and universities. The Dream Act allows AB 540 students to also apply for Cal Grants and Board of Governors fee waivers. The Dream Act is not an application for federal financial aid. Students eligible to file the FAFSA must file the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students should not complete both applications.
Click HERE for The California Dream Act Application.
COS Debit Card
ALL Financial Aid recipients must activate their new COS Debit Card in order to be awarded. To activate your COS Debit Card please visit the following website. Students must have their 16-digit card number to activate and access accounts.
Click HERE for the COS Higher One Debit Card Website.
College of the Sequoias
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
915 South Mooney Boulevard
Sequoia Building - Room 108
Visalia, CA 93277
TEL: (559) 730-3818 FAX: (559) 737-4860